Two electric heating incentive rates are offered by the Cooperative. The first incentive rate deals with an all-electric heat system. The second incentive rate deals with a dual heat system where electric heat is the main source of heat with an approved backup system such as storage heaters, an automated operational fossil fuel furnace or floor heat. The programs entitle the member to use electric heat for their home as their primary source of heat and receive a lower rate per kilowatt-hour. The usage is metered separately from the rest of the home by means of a “sub-meter”. The all-electric heat system uses no peak-controller; whereas the dual heat system has a peak-controller installed.